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Forum: Lighting 04-13-2015, 04:56 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 279
Posted By AquaDean
I would go with the Finnex Stingray, you may need...

I would go with the Finnex Stingray, you may need two of them on the 75 but I'd start with one and see how it goes. On the 10 a stingray might be too much light but you can always cut down the...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 04-13-2015, 04:52 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 930
Posted By AquaDean
If this was a ten gallon tank I'd say live with...

If this was a ten gallon tank I'd say live with it and see if anything happens. 10 gallons can still do a lot of water damage on the floor. But come on. . . this is 120 gallons of water, which can do...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 04-02-2015, 12:57 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 397
Posted By AquaDean
Leggings and pantyhose will not hold Purigen, it...

Leggings and pantyhose will not hold Purigen, it will end up all over the tank and is a mess to clean up.
You need to find a bag that is designed for it. I use bags called chemi-bags which are not...
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates 03-28-2015, 04:41 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 574
Posted By AquaDean
+1 on this somewhat. . . I don't think ADA...

+1 on this somewhat. . .
I don't think ADA soils are bad, they do work great. But they are not easy to get going and do take a couple months to cycle properly. They are primarily used for planted...
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates 03-28-2015, 04:27 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 574
Posted By AquaDean
Been doing it that way for years in all my shrimp...

Been doing it that way for years in all my shrimp tanks. Most shrimp live in small creeks where their water is constantly changing. The critical element is to have the water parameters including...
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates 03-27-2015, 04:41 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 574
Posted By AquaDean
I just set up a 20 long with Controsoil for a CRS...

I just set up a 20 long with Controsoil for a CRS tank. My set up is a DIY under substrate filter made of PVC pipe with thin slits cut into it. This goes into a Eheim canister filter then a heater...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 03-27-2015, 03:50 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 595
Posted By AquaDean
I also use the hinged glass tops. . . cats, fish...

I also use the hinged glass tops. . . cats, fish jumping, and humidity control make them a necessity for me.
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 03-20-2015, 11:29 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 826
Posted By AquaDean
I rinse my prefilter sponges and sponge filters...

I rinse my prefilter sponges and sponge filters in cool running tap water. Been doing it this way since the 70's and have never had an ammonia spike or lost fish because of it. If you think about it....
Forum: Equipment 03-18-2015, 05:34 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 195
Posted By AquaDean
I use a long flexible tubing cleaning brush. A...

I use a long flexible tubing cleaning brush.
A little over $6 on Amazon.
Search for Jardin Aquarium Water Filter Pipe Hose Cleaning Brush.
...
Forum: Equipment 03-16-2015, 05:18 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 214
Posted By AquaDean
Here's what I'd do to switch the sponge filters. ...

Here's what I'd do to switch the sponge filters.
Put the new one in the tank and get it running.
Then take the old one out and give it a light cleaning, mainly the larger debris on the outside...
Forum: Equipment 03-11-2015, 04:00 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 262
Posted By AquaDean
I don't think you could go wrong with a BRS (bulk...

I don't think you could go wrong with a BRS (bulk reef supply unit) they are top notch all the way around.
Forum: Equipment 03-11-2015, 03:53 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 405
Posted By AquaDean
Or. . . forget the clips and cut the top piece of...

Or. . . forget the clips and cut the top piece of glass the same size as the outside dimensions of the tank. Then use small silicone bumpers on it in the corners to have it sit on the tank. If you...
Forum: DIY 03-07-2015, 12:00 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 769
Posted By AquaDean
Nice build! The screws, if you used #10 or...

Nice build!
The screws, if you used #10 or larger have a lot of shear strength and will probably have no problem holding your 12 gallon tank.

If you want to feel just a little more confident...
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates 02-28-2015, 04:05 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 997
Posted By AquaDean
Just curious, where do the lift tubes go? Are...

Just curious, where do the lift tubes go?
Are you filtering from side to side or do you stick lift tubes down the middle of the foam?
Forum: Planted Nano Tanks 02-26-2015, 05:11 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,700
Posted By AquaDean
Take a look at my DIY Nano tank heater module....

Take a look at my DIY Nano tank heater module. The link is below in my signature. Works great!!
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 02-26-2015, 04:54 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 866
Posted By AquaDean
I purchase one of the Tetra 40 breeders from...

I purchase one of the Tetra 40 breeders from Petco and the tank is just fine.
But, try to find a hinged glass top for it.
I ended up calling Tetra and found out that Tetra, Marineland, and...
Forum: Equipment 02-21-2015, 01:08 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 382
Posted By AquaDean
If I remember right, way back when the classis...

If I remember right, way back when the classis first hit the US market. They werenít touted as being a high flow volume filter. Rather they were advertised as having high contact time and being a...
Forum: Lighting 02-13-2015, 02:30 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 228
Posted By AquaDean
I have a similar set up of 4 - 10 gallon tanks...

I have a similar set up of 4 - 10 gallon tanks racked like that. I use a 36" Finnex mounted up above the tanks. Not growing any high light plants but it works to light the tanks just fine. The two...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 02-10-2015, 05:17 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 439
Posted By AquaDean
I'm guessing that the OP is talking about an all...

I'm guessing that the OP is talking about an all glass rimless tank.
If that is the case you should put some type of mat or styrofoam under it to distribute the weight. I like the 1/8" thick black...
Forum: Lighting 02-08-2015, 04:36 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 401
Posted By AquaDean
Sorry to jump in with a follow up question. . . ...

Sorry to jump in with a follow up question. . .
Are there any good LED bulbs that would work good in a brooder type fixture for this same purpose?
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates 02-07-2015, 05:07 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 191
Posted By AquaDean
I know, I've smooshed thousands of them, don't...

I know, I've smooshed thousands of them, don't really overfeed, but just don't want them in my tanks. They reproduce faster than rabbits and I'm worried that even with netting the shrimp out there...
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates 02-07-2015, 03:31 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 191
Posted By AquaDean
Question Moving CRS without the Limpids?

Iíve got a five gallon tank with a pair of CRS and about 80 shrimplets of different sizes. This tank is infested with those little limpids which I detest and want to rid my tank of. I have another...
Forum: Equipment 02-07-2015, 12:02 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 181
Posted By AquaDean
Yes that should work just fine. A little bit...

Yes that should work just fine.
A little bit more expensive option but highly efficient would be the Poret tower block filters.
http://www.swisstropicals.com/filtration-shop/tower-block-filter-shop/
Forum: Aquascaping 02-06-2015, 04:11 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 587
Posted By AquaDean
What is the substrate you are using? It looks...

What is the substrate you are using? It looks very black but not like the blasting sand.
Forum: Equipment 01-26-2015, 04:10 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 278
Posted By AquaDean
This doesn't sound good, I've never heard of a...

This doesn't sound good, I've never heard of a heater making noise other than some that click on and off. I would check to see if there is water or lots of condensation inside the heater tube. If so...
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